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Politics & Policy

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Rs 1 mln fine imposed on 1,145 shopkeepers VEHARI: District Coordination Officer Ali Akbar Bhatti said that Rs 1 million fine was imposed on 1,145 shopkeepers over profiteering during Ramzan. Addressing the district price control committee, the DCO said that illegal profiteering would not be tolerated. He directed the price magistrates to take initititives to control the profiteering.He urged the traders to ensure implementation of rates fixed by district administration and display rate lists at proper place.Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2016 ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Turk National Policemen delegation meets Shehbaz LAHORE: A delegation of officers of National Police of Turkey led by Additional IG Nail Aydin met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif and congratulated him on recovery of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif after successful operation.Talking to the delegation, Shehbaz Sharif thanked the nation and friends who prayed for the recovery of Prime Minister. He said that the relations between Pakistan and Turkey have further strengthened, adding that the relations between both countries were ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Saad Rafique criticises opposition for negative politics NANKANA SAHIB: Federal Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique has said that the opposition is involved in protest politics to sabotage the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC). Addressing the foundation stone-laying ceremony for revamping of Nankana Sahib Railway Station here on Sunday, he said that Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan and Pakistan People's Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari should focus on public welfare projects in their respective provinces instead of indulging in protest politics. ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Opposition slams PTI government for adjourning budget session PESHAWAR: Opposition in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Assembly Saturday slam PTI led provincial government for adjourning budget session before schedule. The Assembly session on budget debate for fiscal year 2016-17 was started and continued only for six minutes. Sardar Idrees of PTI pointed out the quorum and the Speaker Asad Qaiser adjourned the session due to lack of quorum till Tuesday 2 pm. Talking to media after session at opposition chamber, Leader of the Opposition Maulana Lutfur ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

Work on 3600MW LNG projects underway to overcome power shortage LAHORE: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal has said positive attitude and political stability are imperative to ensure economic progress and development. Addressing a ceremony in Lahore, he said Pakistan has been included in Emerging Market Index and the world is seeing Pakistan as emerging economy. The minister said that terrorists have been crushed and law and order situation in Karachi has been improved. Balochistan has also been included in national streamline. Ahsan Iqbal ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

NA passes 75 demands for grants for next fiscal year ISLAMABAD: The National Assembly passed seventy-five demands for grants relating to different ministries, divisions and departments for the next fiscal year on Saturday. These related to Climate Change, Commerce Division, Communications Division, Pakistan Post Office, Defense Division, Federal Government Educational Institutions, Housing and Works, Industries and Production Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunication, Ministry of Kashmir Affairs and Gilgit Baltistan, Law and justice division, Council of Islamic Ideology, NAB, ...

Pakistan - Politics & Policy

PTI fails to curb corruption in KP: Danyal ISLAMABAD: Ruling PML-N leader Daniyal Aziz has opined that PTI led government is not sincere to curb the corruption from Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.Addressing a news conference here Saturday, he urged Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf to take practical steps for the elimination of corruption rather than verbal claims.Daniyal Aziz said the Khyber Bank Scandal is evident that corruption ratio is increasing in the province and PTI Assembly members confess to increase the corruption rate in the province.He said the local ...